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July 7th, 2014

He fought for freedom

July 7, 2014

For many veterans, war memories can be triggered by the sounds of helicopters and sirens which bring back vivid recollections of what happened during their service.

To read more of this story, pick up the holiday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Nomadic fireworks

July 7, 2014

Explosives are one of the family business for Matt and Vicki Hulbert. What is more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July? Since their youngest son left home to start his next chapter of his life, the Hulbert's have been supplying families across the country with either fireworks, Christmas trees, or supplying maps for state parks for the past three years.

Patriotic Perspective

July 7, 2014

The Stars and Stripes of the American Flag wave to citizens of Newton from above the O-N-E office as we celebrate Independence Day.

July 4th

Hickory beats Alexander County, 7-5, to win series

July 5, 2014

Hickory Post 48 is in the second round of the Area IV playoffs.

Post 48 defeated Alexander County, 7-5, on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field to advance with a 3-1 series victory.

Deadlocked 5-5 in the eighth inning, Hickory broke its tie with back-to-back RBI hits from Ky'rawn Whitfield and Austin LaPierre — two of 15 base knocks for the squad in the contest.

July 3rd

Rudisill's six-hitter gives Hickory 2-1 series lead

July 3, 2014

Aaron Rudisll tossed a complete game six-hitter, helping Hickory Post 48 take a 2-1 series lead against Alexander County Post 170 with a 6-1 victory on Thursday in Taylorsville.

The pitching performance comes just two days after Rudisill suffered a hip injury while being hit during an at bat.

Cameron Chapman and Jordan Eckard led Post 48 offensively in the victory.

Thusday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Daniels, age 31, passed away June 28th, 2014. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory is handling local arrangements for the Daniels family.

Chia Yer Lee, 67 of Conover died June 19th, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Burial will follow on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.

All knotted up at one apiece

July 3, 2014

Hickory Post 48’s Jordan Eckard celebrates with teammate Cameron Chapman after scoring in Wednesday’s Area IV playoff game against Alexander County. Hickory won, 10-7, to tie the series, 1-1.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

County Floods, One Year Later

July 3, 2014

"I remember it was a heavy, intense, unrelenting rain," said Newton City Manager Todd Clark about the July 2013 floods in Catawba County. "We had a swift water rescue here in Newton after a gentlemen was washed off a bridge. He was rescued, but it was very terrifying for him.

July 2nd

Hickory uses five-run 8th to tie series with Alexander

July 2, 2014

The Area IV playoff series between Hickory Post 48 and Alexander County Post 170 is tied.

Post 48 scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth and held off a furious rally by Post 170 to win 10-7 on Wednesday night at Henkel-Alley Field.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

Mr. David Ray Armstrong, age 66, of 150A Neel Road in Salisbury, died on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Armstrong family.

Deborah Louise O’Brien Klinesmith, age 61, of Vale passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence. Private services will be held at a later date.

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